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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:476

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:476.

OpenSSL is a toolkit that implements Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and
Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols as well as a full-strength
general purpose cryptography library.

Colin Percival reported a cache timing attack that could allow a malicious
local user to gain portions of cryptographic keys. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( assigned the name
CVE-2005-0109 to the issue. The OpenSSL library has been patched to add a
new fixed-window mod_exp implementation as default for RSA, DSA, and DH
private-key operations. This patch is designed to mitigate cache timing
and potentially related attacks.

A flaw was found in the way the der_chop script creates temporary files. It
is possible that a malicious local user could cause der_chop to overwrite
files (CVE-2004-0975). The der_chop script was deprecated and has been
removed from these updated packages. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 did not
ship der_chop and is therefore not vulnerable to this issue.

Users are advised to update to these erratum packages which contain patches
to correct these issues.

Please note: After installing this update, users are advised to either
restart all services that use OpenSSL or restart their system.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0975
BugTraq ID: 11293
Debian Security Information: DSA-603 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: script-temporary-file-overwrite(17583)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-0109
BugTraq ID: 12724
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#911878
FreeBSD Security Advisory: FreeBSD-SA-05:09
SCO Security Bulletin: SCOSA-2005.24
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